Consider also donating in Michael Brown’s name, as the erin e did above.
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Still kind of hiding and recovering but this is important.
Today’s top book news item:
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s rough memoir of frontier life, which served as the basis for her Little House on the Prairie series, will be published this fall as Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography. The Associated Press reports, “The not-safe-for-children tales include stark scenes of domestic abuse, love triangles gone awry and a man who lit himself on fire while drunk off whiskey,” adding, “Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, herself a well-known author, tried and failed to get an edited version of the autobiography published throughout the early 1930s.” It will be published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press.
10/10 will read.
the thing is though everytime a girl compliments me on a dress/skirt with pockets and I declare THANKS IT HAS POCKETS her response completely changes from “oh that’s nice” to “FUCK ME BACKWARDS ARE YOU FOR REAL SHOW ME SHOW ME THE POCKETS”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Gag Reel (720p)
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ATTENTION, THE GAG REEL HAS LANDED
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That last one
Victoria’s show is designed to be sort of a video lab notebook, part educational, part experimental. YouTube already has some pretty great science shows (*cough*cough*) but I’m happy to welcome Victoria to the fold. And Iggy too, I guess.
In this episode, in addition to meeting the main characters and hearing some inspiring words about the importance of failure in the scientific method, we learn a bit about cardiac electrophysiology, those nerve impulses that control our heartbeat.
I find that GIF hypnotic. The human heart has its own pacemakers built in. One is known as the sinoatrial (SA) node, the other as the atrioventricular node (AV). These are the upper and lower red dots above, respectively.
Cardiac cells are interesting because they are sort of like nerves and muscle cells combined, they can do work, but they can also propagate electrical impulses (although we should be clear, they are definitely classified as muscle cells).
Cells of the SA node sort of “leak” charge at a constant rate, which makes them fire (or send an electrical impulse) at that same constant rate. The result is a nice rhythmic heartbeat, controlled by its own cells.
When a heartbeat is initiated by a stray impulse at the bottom (ventricular) region of the heart, that’s what is known as a premature ventricular contraction, or PVC. That’s what happens to Iggy in this episode.
Single, isolated PVCs are pretty harmless, and most of us probably get them from time to time without even noticing. Leave it to Iggy to kill himself by trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist.
At least Victoria was there to shock him back to life! Wonder if she’ll do that again at some point…?
Looking forward to doing a “Science of Frankenstein MD” episode of SciShow. Thanks to Joe for doing all the science consulting on the show. I LOVE how it’s turned out…such a cool mix of comedy and plot and information and quirkiness. So cool! The first three episodes are already live!!
RDJ takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges Vincent D’onofrio, Vincent’s son, and Chris Hemsworth. (x)
"You didn’t challenge me, Robert?"
"Well, I know you’re sometimes shy. Also I think if you nipped out from a bucket of ice water you might actually hurt someone."
"That’s…offensive and thoughtful."
"Plus I couldn’t find my Captain America action figure. I think Susan hid it somewhere."
"Should I be worried about that?"
"Not as worried as me, probably."
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Jane Austen’s Doctor Who —
It is a truth universally, multiversally and cross-dimensionally acknowledged, that a single Time Lord in possession of a good Tardis, must be in want of a Companion.
However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a star system or terrestrial body (especially Earth, for some reason), this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the indigenous peoples, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. Their sons, on the other hand, refuse to be his tin dog.
IT’S ALIVE! Watch Frankenstein, MD here: to.pbs.org/frankensteinmd.
I worked on this show! No spoilers, but it’s great! Go watch it!